Describe Azure compute and networking services

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This module focuses on some of the computer services and networking services available within Azure.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this module, you'll be able to:

  • Compare compute types, including container instances, virtual machines, and functions
  • Describe virtual machine (VM) options, including VMs, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, availability sets, Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Describe resources required for virtual machines
  • Describe application hosting options, including Azure Web Apps, containers, and virtual machines
  • Describe virtual networking, including the purpose of Azure Virtual Networks, Azure virtual subnets, peering, Azure DNS, VPN Gateway, and ExpressRoute
  • Define public and private endpoints


  • Basic familiarity with IT terms and concepts